American Clark Smith is an Olympic gold medalist (Men's 4x200 Free Relay, 2016 Rio Olympics) and soon to be United States Marine.
Even though he grew up in Denver, Clark was destined for Texas. His Dad swam at Texas. His Mom swam at Texas (and got 5th in the 200 Back for Team USA in the '84 Olympics).
His college career was a bit crazy. As a Freshman, he didn't even qualify for NCAA's. The following year, he won the 500 Free at NCAA's. He didn't get a 2nd swim his Junior year but as a Senior was part of what some call the greatest race in NCAA history: the 1650 Freestyle. Which, he won in American Record time.
As a clinician for Fitter & Faster, he is regarded as one of the best, consistently receiving high praise from parent reviews. He is headed to Officer Candidate School (OCS) to serve in the United States Marine Corp.
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Clark Smith Full Episode:
00:00 Bratter PA, Immigration Law 00:04 Hello Clark Smith 01:00 Fitter & Faster 03:45 Parents swam at Texas 05:00 6 foot 9 07:00 University of Texas 08:49 Kathleen Hersey & Ricky Berens 09:30 Michigan 10:09 Freshman year 12:00 Michael McBroom 14:15 Eddie takes the blame 14:39 Vasa Trainer 15:03 Destro Swim Towers 15:30 Sophomore year 18:00 Recruiting 19:45 DQ'ed 21:00 Switching to the 1650 22:00 Hardest trainer ever? 23:30 Genetic Gifts 26:00 Thorpe's stroke 27:00 Junior year 29:56 Swim Angelfish 30:33 Greatest Race in NCAA History 36:00 2016 Olympics 38:10 Retiring 38:55 Townley Haas 41:50 20 20 20 recovery set 44:00 Superior Swim TIming 44:37 Marine Corp 52:07 Swimnerd Live Results
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